PSCI 0104

Intro to American Politics

Introduction to American Politics
This course introduces the institutions and practices of American government and politics. The aim is to give students a firm understanding of the workings of and the balance of power among the American Congress, President, bureaucracy, and court system. We begin with the Constitution, which provides the set of founding principles upon which the American government is based. We then look at how American citizens make decisions about politics. Finally, we examine how political institutions, interest groups, parties, elections, and legislative bodies and rules aggregate diverse, often conflicting preferences and how they resolve or exacerbate problems. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (American Politics)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
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Sections in Fall 2011

Fall 2011

PSCI0104A-F11 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F11 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F11 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F11 Discussion (Johnson)